Conquer By Prayer

LORD, I trust in you alone. Don’t let my enemies defeat me. Rescue me because you are the God who always does what is right.   Psalm  31: 1 TLB And if my heart be scarred and burned, the safer, I, for all I learned. —Dorothy Parker I recently found sweet Light when I was given “the gift”…

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Never Losing the Light: Slow To Speak… Selah!

That’s better. People are watching you; watching your life. (selah*) Think about what that means… the responsibility. A voice to this generation. Everything that comes out of your mouth reflects on Me. (selah!) I know, ouch! A wise man is slow to speak—especially when angry. (James 1:19) Oh, selah. That mouth! That temper! (James 1:20)…

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A Closer Walk: Royally Ticked Off

Everywhere you go these days it’s hard not to run into someone who is royally ticked off about something. Whether it’s the guy sitting next to you in a waiting room, those constant talking-heads on the tube, or even the people in your own house… ANGER is everywhere.   I grew up in the sixties.…

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A Closer Walk: When God Asks Something Crazy

Why would God ask me to do something so crazy? I wanted to cry or wave my arms and scream at the unfairness of it all, but… Sing? It still amazes me how God will sometimes ask us to do the most extraordinary things at the most incredible times! I thought, “Sing? You’ve GOT to be…

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A Closer Walk: Where Do You Take Your Anger and Hurt?

What do you do when the One you trusted to always take care of you, always be there for you, let’s you down? Where do you take your anger and your hurt?   You realize you’re adrift, because the One you really need to talk to about everything, is the very One you are convinced has…

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My Gifts

 Eight edicts I give you my butterfly-warrior…   First, remember that all your gifts come from Me and they are freely given without reservation. But remember this, too—what is given can be withdrawn. It is your job to steward your gifts. The more you can manage well, the more you will be given. Remember: My…

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Surrendering A Dream For A God Sized More

Oh, the agony and the ecstasy of surrendering a dream! I’ve learned so much about dreams. They don’t “just happen” for one thing. They are often years and years of long hours (Twelve years to be exact!) and many hours of very hard work. They are a gift from God, yes. But… They must always be…

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Comfort My People

  Comfort my people? With what? (I know I’m your kid God but, jimmeny-crickets! Have you seen what’s goin’ on down here?) How is comfort supposed to flow from such a dry and barren place?   Besides… they are Your people God. You comfort them! (I don’t even like most of them.) Me? (Oh no, You’re right.) I…

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Angry Christians Versus Faking It

  Not supposed to happen. Not supposed to exist. Not, us! (I hear it everywhere…) Denial. “Tut-tut… shame-shame… don’t talk about it. Behave yourself… or please shut up!” We’ve gotten so good at faking it. Why do we in the Church think that trying to pretend to be something you are (quite obviously) not, is the way…

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